For two plus decades, Steve has been a pillar of the LA startup community leading innovations in Internet, mobile, social media, app development, eCommerce, and now, digital currency technologies.
Now the co-founder and CEO of GoCoin named by Entrepreneur Mag 3/2014 LA’s Silicon Beach #1 hottest startup and one of three worldwide selected by PayPal, Steve is actively circling the globe speaking at International conferences on digital currency and next generation merchant payment solutions.
Steve is serial entrepreneur with a keen eye for emerging technologies and the business instincts to develop businesses in the critical path of the trends. In the early 90’s, Steve helped DIRECTV launch the first commercial satellite TV service in the US and Latin American. In the mid 90’s, Steve identified email as the next “killer app” and launched a successful enterprise messaging solutions practice and later became the first BlackBerry partner in the western US bringing mobile email to west coast law practices and entertainment industry giants.
After the Y2K craze, REGARD expanded into a high-end boutique Internet strategy firm. REGARD quickly added clients TRW, VPA (bought by Fidelity), and DIRECTV and mobile division landed Sony Pictures, Universal, Wells Fargo Bank, Hughes, LIONSGATE, Creative Artists Agency and myriad state & federal gov’t agencies.
REGARD software solution became the go-to dev shop for RIM, AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon and SPRINT/NEXTEL building mobile apps, games and eCommerce solutions for enterprise and multi-channel retail merchants.
Steve has been COO of a publicly traded eCommerce company, is active angel investor and a frequent keynote speaker and panelist at Bitcoin, Payments, Mobile and eCommerce conferences.